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Battle lines drawn for Senate showdown on Trump court nominee

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US lawmakers drew battle lines Sunday ahead of a dramatic showdown over the fate of Donald Trump's Supreme Court …

Maldives opposition leader declares victory in presidential poll

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Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has declared victory in the Maldives' presidential election Sunday, following a controversial …

Tanzania buries ferry disaster dead as toll hits 224

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Tanzania declared the whole nation was in mourning Sunday as the first dozen bodies were buried from a devastating ferry …

Microsoft, Amazon, Google join fight to prevent famine

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Tech giants Microsoft, Amazon and Google are joining forces with international organizations to help identify and head …

BIS warns global economy risks crisis 'relapse'

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The Bank of International Settlements said Sunday the global economy risked a "relapse" of the crisis that rocked it a …

Maldives opposition leader ahead in early ballot count

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The Maldives' opposition leader was ahead in early counting for Sunday's controversial election by a large margin, local …

Iran points finger at US allies over deadly attack

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday pointed blame at Arab separatists for a deadly attack on a military parade …

Maldives strongman Yameen seeks second term amid rigging fears

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Polling booths in the Maldives closed Sunday after voting hours were extended in a controversial election marred by …

Swiss region overwhelmingly votes for 'burqa ban'

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A second Swiss canton will introduce a regional "burqa ban", after voters in St. Gallen on Sunday emphatically backed …

Iran points finger at Arab separatists, Gulf state for deadly attack

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday pointed blame at Arab separatists for a deadly attack on a military parade …

Iran points finger at Arab separatists for deadly attack

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday appeared to blame Arab separatists for a deadly attack on a military parade, …

Maldives strongman Yameen seeks second term amid fears of rigging

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President Abdulla Yameen cast his ballot Sunday in a controversial election in the Maldives just hours after police …

Pliskova pummels tearful Osaka to win Tokyo crown

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Former world number one Karolina Pliskova stunned Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka in straights sets to capture the …

Ashes of war to S. Korea holiday gift: Spam Spam Spam

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From the front lines of war to a staple of institutional catering, Spam is rarely seen as a gourmet ingredient -- but …

Being LGBT in Kosovo: a battle to come out from the shadows

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On paper, the legal request was small: changing his name from Blerta to Blert.

Late to the party, German carmakers join race against Tesla

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After years watching Tesla's electric cars speed ahead while they have been on the defensive over an industry-wide …

Families bury victims as Tanzania ferry disaster toll passes 200

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Grieving families were on Sunday preparing to bury victims of Tanzania's devastating ferry disaster, with more than 200 …

Supreme Court nominee accuser agrees to testify before US Senate

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The woman whose sexual assault allegation threatens to bring down President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee has …

World team storms back to cut Europe's lead at Laver Cup

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Kevin Anderson avenged a Wimbledon finals loss to Novak Djokovic as Team World dominated the night session Saturday to …

Maldives strongman eyes new term in controversial poll

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Voting began in a controversial presidential election in the Maldives Sunday, amid fears that the process has been …

China comes out ahead in Vatican deal: analysts

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The landmark deal between China and the Vatican is a win for Beijing, giving official recognition to bishops appointed …

US ports fear they will be big losers in trade war

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America's ports are fearful that they will be big losers as the escalating trade fight between Washington and Beijing …

Indonesia kicks off presidential race as currency slumps

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Campaigning for Indonesia's presidential election in April kicked off Sunday, pitting incumbent Joko Widodo against a …

UK Labour hopes to paper over Brexit splits for united front

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Britain's Labour Party kicks off its annual conference on Sunday hoping to prove it is ready to unseat the embattled …

Fear and fanfare as Hong Kong launches China rail link

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A new high-speed rail link between Hong Kong and mainland China launched Sunday, a multi-billion-dollar project that …

Maldives strongman eyes new term as monitors cry foul

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People in the Maldives vote Sunday in elections that international monitors and the opposition fear will be rigged to …

Hackers target real estate deals, with devastating impact

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James and Candace Butcher were ready to finalize the purchase of their dream retirement home, and at closing time wired …

Iran vows 'crushing response' after gunmen kill 29 at army parade

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed a "crushing" response after assailants sprayed a crowd with gunfire, shooting …

Don't vote for our brother, warn six siblings of US congressman

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Six siblings of a Republican congressman from Arizona seeking re-election in November's midterms have publicly endorsed …

Woods takes three-shot lead at Tour Championship

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Tiger Woods is one round away from ending his five-year victory drought after storming into a three-shot lead on day …

Comcast eclipses Murdoch's Fox with £30 billion Sky bid

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US cable giant Comcast outbid Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox in a blind auction for the European TV operator Sky on …

Bannon promises right-wing 'war rooms' to fight European elections

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US President Donald Trump's former strategist Steve Bannon on Saturday said he would set up "war rooms" across Europe to …

Titanic battle for Sky culminates in auction

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A titanic takeover battle for European TV operator Sky between Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox and US cable giant …

Tanzania ferry disaster toll passes 200

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The death toll from a crowded capsized ferry in Lake Victoria rose to more than 200 Saturday, with scores of victims …

Joshua overpowers Povetkin to retain world heavyweight titles

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Britain's Anthony Joshua retained his world heavyweight titles by inflicting the first stoppage defeat of Alexander …

Liverpool, Man City cruise as Man Utd held on Ferguson's return

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Liverpool and Manchester City's shootout for the Premier League title intensified on Saturday with comfortable wins over …

US Supreme Court nominee accuser given deadline to decide on hearing

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The woman whose sexual assault allegation threatens to bring down Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee was given until …

Vatican announces historic deal on bishops with China

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The Vatican on Saturday announced an historic accord with China on who appoints bishops in the Communist country, paving …

China summons US ambassador over military sanctions

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China summoned the US ambassador on Saturday to lodge an official protest over sanctions imposed by the United States …

Pope honours Baltic martyrs as bishops quit over abuse

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Pope Francis began a Baltic tour in Catholic Lithuania on Saturday, honouring victims of the region's Nazi and Soviet …

Islamic State claims killing of 29 at Iran military parade

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Militants shot dead at least 29 people including women and children in an attack Saturday on an Iranian military parade …

Vatican announces historic deal with China on bishops

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The Vatican on Saturday announced a historic accord with China on the appointment of bishops in the Communist country as …

Indian bishop refused bail in nun rape case

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An Indian bishop accused of raping a nun was refused bail Saturday, and ordered to remain in police custody to face …

Supreme Court nominee accuser gets more time to decide on hearing

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The woman whose sexual assault allegation threatens to bring down Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee was given until …

Gunmen kill 24 at Iran army parade, Tehran blames US ally

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Militants shot dead at least 24 people including women and children at a military parade in southwestern Iran on …

Vatican announces historic China accord to appoint bishops

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The Vatican announced Saturday it had reached an historic accord with China on the appointment of bishops in the …

Gunmen kill 11 at Iran army parade, Tehran blames US ally

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Militants shot dead at least 11 people at a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, state media reported, in a …

Pope to honour Baltic martyrs amid abuse crisis

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Pope Francis kicked off a Baltic tour in Catholic Lithuania on Saturday where he will honour victims of the region's …

Militants attack Iran army parade killing eight troops: state media

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Militants attacked a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, killing at least eight troops and wounding some …

Militants attack Iran army parade killing civilians: state media

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Militants attacked a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, killing several civilians, state media reported.

Facebook dating service rolling out in Colombia

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Facebook said Friday a dating service it teased early this year is being rolled out in Colombia.

Truck full of bodies draws Mexicans searching for relatives

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Dozens of people from across Mexico who are searching for missing relatives this week journeyed to the city of …

Journalist murdered in Mexico, ninth of 2018

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Gunmen on Friday killed a Mexican journalist who had received threats after reporting on corruption in the southern …

Team World socks it to Federer-Djokovic at Laver Cup

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Kevin Anderson and Jack Sock spoiled the doubles debut of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic but Team Europe still led …

Trump turns on Supreme Court nominee's accuser

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The woman whose sexual assault allegation threatens to bring down Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee rejected an …

Hollande fuels Rafale fighter jet controversy in India

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Former French president Francois Hollande has fuelled controversy over India's multi-billion-dollar 2016 purchase of 36 …

New bombshell revives debate on Trump fitness for office

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Donald Trump faced a new challenge to his authority Friday after US media reported that his deputy attorney general had …

Journalist murdered in Mexico, ninth of 2018: newspaper

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Gunmen shot and killed a Mexican journalist as he left his home in the southern state of Chiapas, his newspaper said …

McIlroy hoping to provide spark for Europe in Ryder Cup showdown

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Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy's most important drive leading to the Ryder Cup might have come in a car instead …

Woods maintains share of the lead at Tour Championship

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Tiger Woods edged closer to snapping a five-year winless drought as the 14-time major winner maintained a share of the …

Trump attacks Kavanaugh sex accuser's credibility

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Donald Trump ditched his earlier restraint Friday in the scandal threatening his Supreme Court nominee, declaring that …

Mexico's 'AMLO' wants two-way deal with Canada if NAFTA fails

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Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that his country will seek a bilateral trade deal with …

Chile rules out negotiating over Bolivian maritime passage claims

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Chile will not negotiate with Bolivia over the latter's territorial claims to land lost in a 19th century war between …

Amazon aims to make Alexa assistant bigger part of users' lives

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From the kitchen to the car, Amazon on Thursday sought to make its Alexa digital assistant and online services a bigger …

British PM hits back at EU over Brexit plan

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Prime Minister Theresa May hit back Friday at the European Union after it roundly rejected her Brexit plan, saying its …

Tanzania president orders arrests over ferry disaster

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday ordered the arrest of the management of a ferry that capsized in Lake …

Trump attacks credibility of Kavanaugh sex accuser

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Donald Trump ditched his earlier restraint Friday in the scandal threatening his Supreme Court nominee, instead going on …

Tanzania president orders arrests over Lake Victoria ferry disaster

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday ordered the arrest of the management of a ferry that capsized in Lake …

Is Robert Redford retiring from acting? Maybe not, he says

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The Sundance Kid may have a few acting adventures left in him.

At least 126 dead in Lake Victoria ferry disaster

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The death toll in a ferry capsize in Lake Victoria climbed to 126 on Friday, as Tanzanian rescue workers pressed on with …

England give Burns chance to fill Cook's shoes in Sri Lanka

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Uncapped Surrey batsman Rory Burns is set to replace Alastair Cook at the top of England's order after being named in a …

Israel says retains Syria freedom of action despite downed Russia plane

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Israel's coordination with Russia on its attacks in Syria remains unchanged despite the deadly downing of a Russian …

Toll jumps to 29 in central Philippine landslide

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The death toll from a landslide in the central Philippines has risen to 29, police said Friday, as rescuers frantically …

Three babies slashed at 'illegal' New York childcare center

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Three babies and two adults were slashed during an early-morning assault at a suspected illegal childcare center in New …

China, Russia warn US of consequences over sanctions

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Moscow and Beijing lashed out Friday at Washington's new anti-Russian sanctions that also target China for the first …

Cambodia pardons Australian filmmaker jailed for espionage

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An Australian filmmaker jailed for espionage in Cambodia received a royal pardon and was released Friday, less than a …

British PM given weeks to find Brexit deal after EU 'humiliation'

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British Prime Minister Theresa May faced headlines Friday detailing her "humiliation" at an EU summit in Salzburg, where …

More than 100 die in Lake Victoria ferry disaster

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The death toll in a ferry capsize in Lake Victoria climbed to more than 100 on Friday, as Tanzanian rescue workers …

Delhi's last elephants await marching orders

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The mighty Heera marched through a crowded slum chewing bamboo, oblivious that freedom from life as one of Delhi's last …

Santa Clara: Che's city but also Cuba's gay haven

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Jose Augustin Hernandez is a 53-year-old local government official in Cuba -- who is transgender, sports a flamboyant …

Hunt for missing after deadly Lake Victoria ferry disaster

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Tanzanian rescue workers scrambled Friday to find scores of people feared drowned after a ferry capsized in Lake …

Straight up? DIY colonoscopy among weird science at Tokyo show

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A gadget to "translate" dog barks for humans, a "babypod" that plays music inside the mother's vagina for unborn babies …

Desperate search for missing after deadly Lake Victoria disaster

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Tanzanian rescue workers scrambled Friday to find scores of people feared drowned after a ferry capsized in Lake …

Burgess, Rabbitohs players cleared in lewd video scandal

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England star Sam Burgess was cleared of any wrongdoing Friday after being caught up in a lewd video chat scandal, with a …

Australia blasts WADA for failing athletes in Russia decision

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Australia blasted the decision to lift a ban on Russia's anti-doping agency Friday, saying it could damage athletes' …

Hot tech sector prompts shakeup in S&P 500 stock indexes

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The hot and rapidly changing tech sector has prompted the S&P 500 stock index to reshuffle its components, opening up …

Desperate search resumes for missing after Lake Victoria disaster

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Tanzanian rescue workers scrambled Friday to find scores of people feared drowned after a ferry capsized in Lake …

China anti-graft agency probes head of energy administration

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The head of China's energy administration has been placed under investigation by the country's anti-corruption watchdog, …

Kavanaugh sex assault accuser negotiates over US Senate showdown

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Christine Blasey Ford, the woman whose accusation of sexual assault 36 years ago threatens to derail President Donald …

Afghan journalists dying in record numbers to report the war

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Moments after Afghan journalist Samim Faramarz wrapped up his live report on the latest suicide attack in Kabul, a car …

At least 44 dead in Tanzania as ferry capsizes in Lake Victoria

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At least 44 people died and scores were feared missing after a ferry capsized in Victoria, Africa's largest lake, with a …

Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases: study

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More than half of all countries will likely fail to hit the UN target of reducing premature deaths from a quartet of …

Kavanaugh accuser willing to testify in US Senate: reports

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Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party 36 …

Disney admits Dark Side for 'Star Wars', plans release 'slowdown'

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There is a disturbance in the Force.

California to limit use of plastic straws in restaurants

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California restaurants will soon stop providing plastic straws unless customers explicitly ask for them, under a new law …

Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans

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Coca-Cola, Walmart and other big multinationals pledged on Thursday to help reduce plastic pollution in the world's …

Italy's Antitrust contests Ryanair's hand baggage charge

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Italy's competition authority Antitrust has opened an inquiry into low-cost airline Ryanair's decision to charge …

Saudi woman's case against father stirs 'guardianship' debate

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A Saudi court has ruled in favour of a woman who challenged her father's decision to not let her have a passport, …

One of world's largest bells unveiled in Poland

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One of the largest swinging bells in the world, weighing 55 tons (7,850 stone), was unveiled in the Polish city of …

Arsenal, Chelsea win in Europa League as Rangers hold Villarreal

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice as Arsenal defeated Ukraine's Vorskla Poltava 4-2 in the Europa League on …

Revived Tiger, No. 1 Rose spice up Ryder Cup showdown in France

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A powerful American squad featuring nine major winners tries to end a 25-year drought in Europe at next week's 42nd …

France's Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric tests over IS tweets

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French far-right leader Marine Le Pen expressed outrage Thursday after being ordered to undergo psychiatric tests for …